Trumpeter Swan at Boxley Mill Pond
I photographed this Trumpeter Swan at Boxley Mill Pond. This Pond is near Buffalo National River here in Arkansas. This was back in January 2009. This Swan had several bands on its neck and legs so it was difficult to get a photo without the bands.
Trumpeter swans were released at Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge along the Arkansas River, a few miles downstream from Dardanelle and in the Boxley Valley area of the Buffalo River in northcentral Arkansas. The hope is these young swans will return to both areas in winter and, within a few years, bring their families. (Source: AGFC)
How I Got The Shot - Trumpeter Swan
I was using a Canon EOS 40D and a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/400 of a second at f6.3 and the ISO at 500. White Balance was set on auto. I was using single point, continuous auto focus with evaluative metering.